On Mon, 27 Jan 2003 15:44:48 +0100 Eduard Bloch <email@example.com> wrote: > The fact is, even on a relative old multimedia system (say, Athlon-500 > with TNT2), you can use both Xine and Mplayer for MPEG2/DivX videos > with XVideo, and you cannot use either of them without XVideo. You can > be keen on your maximum acceleration for aalib and SVGAlib output > features as long as you want, there are not many people using them. I only contribute to this thread to correct an error. Up until about four months ago, I was happily using mplayer to play full-resolution (ie: something close to 640x480, though often it was closer to 640x2<something>) on my Celeron 300A overclocked to 450MHz with a Diamond Viper V550 (that's a TNT *original* card, folks). It worked just dandy. It was the rare movie that pegged the CPU at 100% usage, though most settled in around 95% or so. A few dropped frames, maybe, here and there, on some of the more action-heavy scenes. Perfectly usable, and indeed it routinely surprised people that I was watching movies of such quality on such a lowly machine. Mostly because they had Athlon 1GHz+ machines and their CPUs were getting used at 75% or something (mainly due to postprocessing, which'll peg the CPU no matter how fast it is, generally speaking). I can't speak for Xine. Never used it. P.S.: Reply-To considered harmful.
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